February Key - Town of Nackawic

February 2015
Published by the Town of Nackawic
Updating Nackawic on Recreational, Social, and Cultural Activities
Monday – Friday - 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Council meetings for the month will take place on February 2nd
& 16th, 2015 at the Nackawic Lion’s Club. Council meetings are
open to the public and are called to order at 7:00 pm. No matter
shall be placed on the agenda for consideration at any regular
Council meeting unless the request for consideration of the
matter is received by the Chief Administrative Officer, in
writing, before 12:00 noon on the Friday preceding the day on
which the meeting is to be held.
2015 Dog Tags are available at Town Hall. The cost for dogs
that have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered is $15.00.
Section 3.01 of By-law S-12 states, “No person who is a
resident in the Town of Nackawic shall own a dog without
having a valid license for that dog under this by-law”. Fines
for not having a dog tag start at $25.00.
You are reminded that, By-law S-3, A By-law relating to the
Control & Licensing of Dogs, section 7.03 states, “any person
having care, custody or control of a dog shall remove
forthwith any excrement deposited by said dog on any
property in the Town. This does not apply to the dog owner’s
property.” Fines range from $25.00 to $200.00.
Please be advised that in the future, the Lion’s Centre will be
used as a warming centre and an information centre for people
in the Nackawic area. During power outages and other small
scale disasters, the Lion’s Centre will be open providing heat,
lights and hot refreshments, water, power to charge
electronics as well as information pertaining to the incident at
that time. The Building will be powered by a generator large
enough to run the entire building. Volunteers will be on hand
to assist people who need to make use of this facility.
For further information call: Town Hall – 575-2241; D. Boone
– 575-4271; B. Toole - 461-0095.
Please be advised that the Public Works Garage is open from
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Garbage Collection – You are reminded that ashes are not
permitted for weekly garbage collection.
Garbage Cans – The Public Works Department is asking for
your cooperation during storms on garbage day. Where a
median is available, position your garbage can between the
sidewalk and the street. Where there is no median, or the
median is not wide enough, please position your garbage can
at the corner of your yard. This will facilitate our work and
expedite the clearing of the sidewalks and streets. The Public
Works Department appreciates your cooperation.
Parking Restrictions – By-law T-1, states, “During the months
of December, January, February and March, between the
hours of midnight and 7:00 am, no person shall stop or park a
vehicle unattended on any street in the town.” Vehicles will
be towed at the owner’s expense.
Snow Removal – When shovelling or removing snow from
your driveway or walkway, please do not leave it on the street,
sidewalk, or move it to another property.
Western Valley PRO Kids and Community Fundraiser Fun
Night was another huge success, together we raised over
$14,000. We are so grateful for all of our wonderful
supporters, without all of you, none of this would be possible.
This community and the support from our neighbours
continues to amaze me. Looking forward to next year.
Public Skating at the Arena –
Monday to Friday 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:45 – 2:45 pm
Please note that on February 6th, 7th & 8th (Friday, Saturday &
Sunday due to a very large minor hockey tournament there will
be no public skating).
New – Canadian Tire –Youth borrow a Helmet Program
Introduced in our Arena. If you want to borrow a helmet, see
Rec. Staff, please simply return it when done. We have 3 sizes,
small – medium – large.
Western Valley in Motion Sr. Winter Bowling Schedule – have
been set; note, all dates are on Thursdays and start at 10:00
am. February 19th – March 19th -- April 16th.
Christmas Tree Drop Off – You may drop your christmas tree
off at the arena near the back by the Tennis courts, you will
notice many already in the area, please do not place them in
the dumpster.
We have ice time – available for rent, great idea for a group
function, birthday party’s, etc.
For all your recreational needs contact the Rec Department at
575-2240. If no answer, leave a message or send an email to
[email protected] or follow us on Facebook.
Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 am for children up to 5 years
old. Songs, stories, action rhymes, puppet shows and crafts.
Special Valentine program on February 11th.
Blind Date with a Book: From February 2nd to 13th, have a blind
date with a book. We will have a display of books which are
wrapped to conceal the titles. Each one will have a tag stating
only the genre of the book – mystery, romance, fantasy,
biography, etc. You have to pick the book and sign it out
before you get to know what it is – a great way to discover and
try a new author!
Browse ‘n Café: On February 13th we will have our annual
Valentine treat – waffle/fruit/syrup/whipped! Starting at 11:00
am, waffles will be cooked as we wait – smells great and
ensures a really fresh warm waffle!
Heritage Week: February 9th – 16th is Heritage week in New
Brunswick. We will have a display set up – drop in and see!
Free Wifi: Free wifi is available 24/7 at the library. During the
school year, you will need a password to access the network
between 8 am and 4 pm – library staff will provide you with a
password. Outside of those hours, (and during the summer
months) the wifi is completely open and does not require a
MARCH BREAK! Library Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9:00–
1:00 & 2:00–5:00 & Thursdays: 12:00–5:00 & 6:00-8:00
LADIES’ NIGHT OUT – 18th Anniversary
Ladies’ Night Out takes place on Thursday, February 12th at
Sure Life Assembly. Kicking off the year with a Valentines
Social, pot luck at 6:30. Couples and singles are all welcome.
It is our 18th Anniversary of “Ladies Night Out” so come out
and enjoy a fun night of laughter and fellowship!
At the St. Clements Anglican Church (6839 Route 102
Dumfries) on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 9:30 am. There is
no cost for this course. It will be 2 – 3 hrs in length and will
give a general overview of proper food handling practices.
Please call Rebecca at 575-1014 or Sandra at 366-1815 if you
would like to attend. This course is given by the Department
of Health & sponsored by the Anglican Church Women.
Are you looking to clean out and give away old costumes or
scrap material? The Skating Club will gladly take them off
your hands. We are always looking for gently used animal,
princess, story book costumes, etc. Or any type scrap
material to make costumes for the children in our ice show
held in March every year. If you would like to donate any
items, please contact Marsha Nason at 575-2029, Anna
MacFarlane at 575-2280 or Kathryn Clark at 575-2000 to make
arrangements. Watch for details of this year’s Annual Ice
Show – “Circus on Ice” coming in March at the Nackawic
Christmas was good to us. This year we sold 136 Christmas
trees at Robins. This is an important fundraiser for us. We
would like to thank the staff and management at Robins for
their help.
The VIP dinner - was held December 6th and 60 people VIP
(senior without partner) shared a ham meal. We would like to
thank everyone who participated, John Stairs for providing the
music and the Legion and Lions members for helping to serve
the meal.
Christmas Daddies – The Lion’s Club with the help of
churches, students, Mill employees and many others, 45
families received Christmas boxes of food, clothes and toys.
Bowling Alley – Tuesday night is senior bowling and open
bowling is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. It is also
available for parties. Please Call Maryanne at 575-2361.
Shuffleboard – has started Monday afternoon, so has crib
Tuesday afternoon and senior exercises Tuesday and
Thursday mornings from 11:00 – 12:00.
For Hall Rentals please contact Sharon Berube @ 575-8464.
For any other information please contact Brian Toole,
President @ 575-2885. AGAIN, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO
Winter is here! This year, why not make the most of it and
enjoy the season by getting out on our local cross country ski
trails! The Nackawic Bend Ski Club is committed to grooming
and maintaining trails in our community; the Ski Club area on
Rt. 105 and, new this year, we are starting a new partnership
and making trails on the Nackawic Golf Club. Through the
season we will be offering group ski events, Kids Fun Ski Day,
potlucks at the camp, and other fun gatherings. Memberships
for the 2014/2015 season are $25/individual and $40/family;
available at Ryan’s Pharmacy/Nackawic Mall. For more
information, call Greg (450-5802) or Anna (471-2218)
MacFarlane. The annual Fun Ski Day for kids and their families
will be held in early March, tentatively. A Moon Ski & Music
Jam will take place on Feb. 7th, see note below. To keep up to
date with trail conditions and events, visit our Facebook page
Nackawic Bend Ski Club. See you on the trails, thank you for
your support!
A Moon Ski & Music Jam will take place at the Nackawic Golf
Course & Club House on Saturday, Feb. 7th, from late
afternoon until late evening. This event is hosted by the
Nackawic Bend Ski Club in celebration of the near full moon.
The restaurant and bar will be open, musicians will frolic
acoustically in and open jam, and with mother nature’s help,
we plan to ski our xc trails into the night for those who would
like to try night skiing. Please bring a headlamp!! To find out
about more, visit us on Facebook @ Nackawic Bend Ski Club.
RVCA, 351 Route 105, Nackawic, NB (Jr. K – Grade 8 classes)
Phone: 575-1010. www.rivervalleychristianacademy.com .
Bulk Buying –the Bulk Buying Club is setting up a distribution
centre in Nackawic. Membership is $10 per year with a fee of
$15 for each monthly order that you place. With our own local
distribution we hope to expand what is offered and to make
available surplus produce for sale to volunteers. Starting in
February, drop off and pick up days have changed to
Wednesdays and the pick-up centre is Kirk United Church.
Information can be picked up at Robin’s or My Gym, if you
have any questions contact a Wellness Committee Member, or
Stephen and Jennifer Brown.
Tax Clinic – a free Tax Clinic will once again be available for
*seniors*, those whose income is below $40,000 and
*students*. Appointments can be made through the Town
office with day time office hours on Monday and Wednesday
starting February 23rd to April 8th. Dave MacMillan and Glen
Piercy will be the consultants this year and their office will be
at the Nackawic Baptist Church.
Regular monthly meetings are held 3rd Monday of each
month, at 3:30 pm at the Lion’s Club. If you have a need to get
in touch with us please call:
Ralph LeBlanc 575-2366
Ross Carruthers 575-2139
SERVICE OFFICEREarl Scott 575-2419
POPPY CHAIRPERSON – Joyce Hape 575-8680
The North York Christian men’s group meeting will take place
February 26th at the Staples Settlement Baptist Church at 7:00
pm. Men from all denominations are welcome to attend. For
more information call Ralph LeBlanc at 575-2366 or email at
[email protected]
Morning Out for Moms and Tots (birth-K) runs each Tuesday
morning from 10:00-11:30 at the Nackawic Baptist Church,
McNair Drive. For info call Evelyn Rossiter at 575-8717.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meet every Tuesday night at the
Temperance Vale Hall. Weigh in from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and
meeting at 6:45 pm. If you have any questions, please call our
leader Pam Billings at 575-2574.
‘The Garage’ Youth Centre at 92 McNair Drive (beside Baptist
Church) is open to all area youth Grades 6-12 each Thursday
evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm with adult supervision and free
St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church will be holding their
annual Valentine’s Day Brunch on Sunday February 15th from
12 noon on. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausages,
beans, juice, tea and coffee. All are welcome. A dessert
auction will follow and the brunch.
Nackawic Elementary School would like to take this
opportunity to thank your most recent donors: TOPS, Kirk
United Church Sewing Group, Lynn Anderson and Dustin
Prosser. A very special “thank you” goes to the Royal
Canadian Legion Southampton Branch #27 along with the
Nackawic Lion’s Club and the Victoria Chapter #1 of the OES
in Woodstock. Together they all have given a substantial
donation which will cover the cost of our milk for the rest of
the year. Our local Legion has provided us money to support
our milk program all year. Thank you so much!
Notices for non-profit groups can be faxed to 575-2035, emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Town of
Nackawic, 115 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB E6G 2P1. The
deadline for submissions is the 24th of each month. The Key
is available online @ www.nackawic.com.